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local politics. Stories about dis
sension in the Bull Moose ranks
may be for the purpose of injur
ing the "Progressive movement.
For if that movelnent is success
ful newspaper and political bosses
might be out of a job.
NO WORK BOY A SUICIDE
Denver, Colo., Aug. 29. "If I
'don't get work or money pretty
spon 1 will have to do some
thing." The above notation was found
in a book 'left by Joe Butler, 19,
who committed suicide by as
phyxiation today. The boy didn't
have money to buy food.
He left two othfcr notes. One
asked that his father, John K.
Butler, of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
and George Yanahori, of LaSalle,
Colo., be notified. The other was
evidently meant for his sweet
heart. It read:
"Dear Kiva : Your lettergriev
ed me very much. It Seems as
though my hard lucfi won't cease.
Whe nthis letter reaches you
there will be no more "Joe Butler
on this earth. Good-bye forever.
The boy left a brief history tell
ing of his struggle for work and
something to eat.
William Sweeney was taken
into custody by Lake street po
lice this morning, charged with
be'ing a member of the gang that
stole the.case containing $20,000
worth of jewelry from in front of
the Silversmith bldg., July 9.
The jewels were recovered .re
cently in a barn in the rear of
1711 Carrol st. Adolphe Du
monte was arrested July 27 when
he was seen emerging from the
place. He is now in the county
jail awaiting trial by grand jury.
According to the-police, Sweeney,
was known as a companion of Du
monte. ' j
TAFT HAS CLOSE CALL
Columbus, O., Aug. 29. An at-,
tempted attack on President Taft,
here today for the Ohio-Colurii-bus
centennial, was made by a .
supposedly insane woman in the
Southern hotel. Detectives
caught and arrested the woman
before she was able to lay hands
on the president. She gave" the
name of Carolyn Beers, of Green
ville, O. t
The woman attempted to enter
the same elevator with Taft as he
was' going to breakfast. When
searched, two pocket knives were
found hidden in the folds of her
"I am the president's wife," she"
shouted, when detectives took
her. "Ij am following to see that
he is true to me. I have a "sacred
knife which I am going to give",
At the istatioh she still main-,
tained that she was Mrs. Taft. , !
Mistress I saw two police-
men sitting in the kitchen with
you last night, Bridget.
Bridget Well, ma'am, yezr
wouldn't hev an unmarried lady!
sittin' with only wan policeman,
would yez? The other wan wuz a